Grower Website Valenciso Region: Spain - La Rioja

Valencisco was founded in 1998 by Luis Valentín and Carmen Enciso, (Valen-Ciso, Val-en-THEECE-oh), Rioja natives with extensive experience in Rioja. Minority partners include former managers of Radoux, makers of the finest French oak barriques, and growers in the best areas of the Rioja Alta.

Valenciso’s objective is to produce a single wine of the highest quality and authenticity, released as Reserva. The very best Tempranillo grapes come from mature, low-yielding vineyards. Careful harvesting is timed to capture the intensity of the fruit, while avoiding overripeness or excessive alcohol levels. Aromatic volume rather than physical weight – in the manner of French Burgundy and the greatest Riojas of the past – is the Valenciso ideal. Aging takes place in the finest cork-grade (flor) French oak barriques, one-third replaced each year. Time in oak is dependent upon vintage characteristics and is determined upon exhaustive tasting. The wines of Valenciso are balanced offering early accessibility, with evident structure, fresh acidity and fruit intensity promising many years of bottle evolution.

COUNTRY SPAIN
REGION LA RIOJA
APPELLATION D.O.C. RIOJA, SUB APPELLATION Rioja Alta
PROPRIETORS Luis Valentín and Carmen Enciso
FOUNDED 1998
WINEMAKER Luis Valentín and Carmen Enciso
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 9,166 9L cases
FARMING (SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, BIODYNAMIC) Organically farmed since 2006 – no herbicides, pesticides or insecticides
WINE BLEND SOIL TYPES
Valenciso Blanco 70% Viura, 30% Garnacha Blanca Clay-limestone
Valenciso Reserva 100% Tempranillo Clay-limestone
Valenciso 10 Años Después 100% Tempranillo Clay-limestone